INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE MEET OF MATAGORDA CO.

 

HELD AT BAY CITY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 6 AND 7.

 


Following is a complete report of the Matagorda County Interscholastic League which was held in Bay City April 6 and 7. The report is furnished the Tribune by Prof. Ralph Newsome, of Blessing. It follows:

 


Essay, Class A

Vallie Castleton, Bay City, first place, 10 points.

 


Declamation Senior Boys, High School

Claude Bryan, Blessing, first place, 10 points; Robert Ellis, Gulf, second place, 5 points.

 


Essay, Class B

Dorothy Douglas, Palacios, first place, 10 points; Stella Burin, Gulf, second place, 5 points.

 


Declamation Senior Girls, High School

Hannah Thompson, Bay City, first place, 10 points; Jewel Gatlin, Gulf, second place, 5 points.

 


Essay, Rural

Lucille Leach, Van Vleck, first place, 10 points; Floyd Hodge, Pledger, second place, 5 points.

 


Music Contest

Bay City, first place, 10 points; Palacios and Van Vleck, second place, 5 points.

 


Spelling Senior

Lilie M. Chervanka, Blessing, first place, 10 points; Hallie B. Boyd, Van Vleck, second place, 5 points.

 


Tennis, Boys' Doubles

Palacios, first place, 5 points; Blessing, second place, 3 points.

 


Spelling Junior

Joyce Stapleton, Pledger, first place, 10 points; Wilmoth McMahan, Van Vleck, second place, 5 points.

 


Tennis, Girls' Doubles

Palacios, first place, 5 points; Gulf, second place, 3 points.

 


Spelling, Sub-Junior

Lester Calloway, Bay City, first place, 10 points; C. R. Bell, Wadsworth, second place, 5 points.

 


Tennis, Boys' Singles

Palacios, first place, 5 points; Gulf and Bay City, second place, 3 points.

 


Boys' Debate

Bay City, first place, 15 points.

 


Tennis, Girls' Singles

Palacios, first place, 5 points; Gulf, second place, 3 points.

 


Girls' Debate

Bay City, first place, 15 points.

 


Basket Ball, Senior Boys

Bay City, first place, 10 points; Markham, second place, 5 points.

 


Declamation, Junior Boys, Rural School

James Berryhill, Van Vleck, first place, 10 points; Bill Thornton, Pledger, second place, 5 points.

 


Basket Ball, Senior Girls

Palacios, first place, 10 points.

 


Declamation, Junior Girls, Rural School

Pearl Malone, Pledger, first place, 10 points; Thelma Byrd, Van Vleck, second place, 5 points.

 


Basket Ball, Junior Boys

Palacios, first place, 5 points.

 


Declamation, Senior Boys, Rural School

Horace Malone, Pledger, first place, 10 points; William Sansing, Van Vleck, second place, 5 points.

 


Basket Ball, Junior Girls

Palacios, first place, 5 points.

 


Declamation, Senior Girls, Rural School

Maggie Govender, Wadsworth, first place, 10 points; Ora Lee Shiver, Van Vleck, second place, 5 points.

 


Foot Ball

Bay City, first place, 10 points.

 


Declamation, Junior Boys, High School

Charlie Nester, Palacios, first place, 10 points; Milton Wynne, Bay City, second place, 5 points.

 


Volley Ball

Palacios, first place, 10 points.

 

 


Declamation, Junior Girls, High School

Estell Elder, Palacios, first place, 10 points; Catherine Fullingin, Bay City and Evelyn Wood, Gulf, second place, 5 points.

 

 


Track and Field Events
 


120-Yard Hurdle

Vernon Bowers, Blessing, first place, 15 seconds, 5 points

LeCompte, Palacios, second place, 3 points

Collins, Bay City, third, 2 points

Eidman, Bay City fourth, 1 point

 


One-Mile Relay

Bay City, first, 3.42 minutes, 5 points

Palacios, second, 3 points

Van Vleck, third, 2 points

 

 

 


100-Yard Dash

Robertson, Blessing, first, 10 2-5 second, 5 points

Gussman, Bay City, second, 3 points

Bowers, Blessing, third, 2 points

Hale, Palacios, fourth, 1 point

 

 

50-Yard Dash

Robertson, Blessing, first, 5 2-5 second, 5 points

Bowers, BLessing, second, 3 points

Darnell, Palacios, third, 2 points

Lee, Bay City, fourth, 1 point

 


One-Mile Run

Bryant, Blessing, first, 5.2 minutes, 5 points

LeCompte, Palacios, second, 3 points

Altenberg, Bay City, third, 2 points

Wise, Blessing, fourth, 1 point

 


Pole Vault

Bryant, Blessing, first, 10 feet, 5 points

Bowers, Blessing, second, 3 points

Robertson, Blessing, third, 2 points

Eidman, Bay City, fourth, 1 point

 


220-Yard Low Hurdle

Thompson, Palacios, first, 29 3-5 second, 5 points

Lee, Bay City, second, 3 points.

 

 

 


Running Broad Jump

Dodd, Bay City, first, 19.7 feet, 5 points

Palacios, Gulf and Bay City, second, 3 points

Miller, Bay City, second(?), 2 points

 


440-Yard Dash

Blum, Bay City, first, 53.1 seconds, 5 points

Thompson, Palacios, second, 3 points

Altenberg, Bay City, third, 2 points

Wise, Blessing, fourth, 1 point

 


Discus Throw

Gussman, Bay City, first, 9.9 feet, 5 points

Dodd, Bay City, second, 3 points

Watkins, Bay City, third, 2 points

Watkins, Gulf, fourth, 1 point

 


220-Yard Dash

Gussman, Bay City, first, 53.1 seconds, 5 points

Dodd, Bay City, second, 3 points

Thompson, Palacios, third, 2 points

Watkins, Gulf, fourth, 1 point

 


Running High Jump

Watkins, Gulf, first, 5 feet 5 inches, 5 points

Gussman, Bay City, second, 3 points

Eidman, Bay City, third, 2 points

Bowers, Blessing, fourth 1 point

 


880-Yard Dash

Miller, Bay City, first, 2.6 minutes, 5 points

LeCompte, Palacios, second, 3 points

Bryant, Blessing, third, 2 points

 

 

 
12-Pound Shot Put

Miller, Bay City, first, 37 feet 4 inches, 5 points

Robertson, Blessing, second, 3 points

Blum, Bay City, third, 2 points

Hale, Palacios, fourth, 1 point

 


The above is a correct and complete report of the meet, as turned in by the various directors of the Matagorda County Interscholastic League.

 

According to this report the total score for the different schools, in the athletic events, is as follows:
 

Bay City, 103 1/2; Palacios 80; Blessing, 43; Gulf, 20 1/2; Markham, 5; and Van Vleck 2. There is a loving cup offered for the school winning the greatest number of points in the athletic events. This is the second year that Bay City has won the cup. If they should win it again next year it will become the permanent property of the Bay City school.


The meet could very well be called a success, however it was not the success that it should have been. The schools in Matagorda County have never realized fully just what can be accomplished through the Interscholastic League work. The chief aim of this work is to foster in the schools of Texas the study and practice of public speaking as an aid in the preparation for citizenship. It is also doing a great work in organizing, standardizing, and controlling athletics in the schools of the State. This League is the most highly organized and has the largest membership of any similar organization in the United States. Since its organization, in 1910, It has grown by leaps and bounds, until now it embraces almost five thousand schools.

For the first year the League's activities were confined to the debates among the high schools affiliated with the University. The following year contests in declamation were added and membership in the League was thrown open to all the schools of the State, below college rank. Subsequently there were also added contests in spelling, essay writing, athletics, and music memory.

 

If the League work is live and accomplishes its purpose in Matagorda County, there must be a revival of interest in it. There were more than four hundred entries made in the various contests but this is less than half of what there should have been. It is hoped that next year there will be some very necessary changes made in this work for this county, and that these changes will aid in arousing and stimulating an interest in the work, for the schools of the county.

 

Matagorda County Tribune, April 20, 1923

 



 

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